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Afi, age 39, lives with her spouse and their two school-aged children in Lomé. To help her husband with the household expenses, she started selling pagnes (colorful West-African cloth) which she puts on display.

To retain her clientele, which consists of women, she is seeking a second loan from WAGES to buy pagnes. She wants to increase her customer base and improve her family’s living conditions.
Afi âgée de 39ans vit avec son conjoint et leurs 02 enfants scolarisés à Lomé. Pour prêter main forte à son mari dans les charges du foyer, elle revend des pagnes qu’elle expose sur étalage. Sa clientèle étant constituée de femmes, elle désire les garder c’est pour cela elle fait un second prêt à WAGES pour achat de pagnes. Elle désire servir un grand nombre de clientèle et améliorer les conditions de vie de la famille.

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About Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social

This loan is administered by Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social (WAGES), Togo’s second-largest microfinance institution. Along with a wide range of savings and loan products, WAGES offers its clients training programs in basic literacy, health care (HIV/AIDS and malaria), and business-related subjects (business management, marketing, accounting). You can show your support for WAGES by joining its lending team!

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Afi to buy pagnes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014